Film Geek
Film Geek (2005)

A socially inept video store clerk forges a tenuous friendship with a pretty downtown hipster after being fired from his job in Oregon-based director James Westby's quirky tale of geek love among the twenty-something set. Scotty Pelk… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2006
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jan Stuart

As played by Melik Malkasian with Pee-Wee Herman-y chirpiness, you feel for him as you would any out-of-it sibling who seems beyond help.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The film's press notes proudly observe that both Westby and Quentin Tarantino spent time soaking up celluloid while working at video stores. Which means they have exactly one thing in common.

Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Here, getting there is all the fun, and this flick is stocked with laughs galore, all at the expense of the most clueless loser since Napoleon Dynamite.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Perceptively hilarious.

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Dana Stevens
New York Times

Film Geek has a likable premise and a pleasantly homemade indie feel. Unfortunately, its lead character is so irritating you want to get away from him.

David Cornelius

It's so very easy to love Film Geek, especially if you are one.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The film looks like it cost 10 cents, but a lot of the jokes are gold. Hollywood, take notice of writer-director James Westby.

Matt Singer
Village Voice

Westby never provides a reason you should pay to spend 70 minutes with Scotty, but he offers at least a dozen compelling ones not to.

Rob Gonsalves

Amusing (and, at 72 minutes, in and out of there fast), with a diabolically dweeby performance by Melik Malkasian.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
One of the more creative films to scope the world of film geeks, nerds, connoisseurs, and experts, most of the online film community can relate to the story of… More
Melvin White
Film Geek is too depressing to be enjoyed. It was ok for awhile, but then it seemed like they were just trying to fit as many references to movies, directors,… More
_kelly .King
I like this indie comedy, as I actually laughed at it. The lead actor is fantastic at playing a socially clueless film savant. This guy epitomizes geek, moreso… More